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Full transcript: Supreme Court hears deferred action case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case over the Obama administration's DACA and DAPA deferred action programs, which provide work permits and protection from immediate deportation.... Read more»

Feds finally forgive billions in debt for students who've become disabled

The federal Department of Education said last week it would offer to write off $7.7 billion of student debt owed by disabled individuals, taking a big step to streamline a loan forgiveness program long plagued by bureaucratic delay and inefficiency.... Read more»

Man of the House? Not necessarily for Arizona's delegation

A review of how much members of Arizona’s congressional delegation pay staffers showed that every member had at least one woman among the top four jobs, and the three women who held the top job in each office earned salaries solidly in the middle of their male counterparts.... Read more»

Game with Phoenix College brought Jackie Robinson face-to-face with racism at a young age

Robinson came to Phoenix as an 18-year-old on the Pasadena Junior College football team in 1937, when he and other African-American athletes were met with discrimination at the team’s hotel, as well as later in his career when he went “barnstorming” across the country after he was an established baseball star.... Read more»

Democrats sue Maricopa County, state officials over voting debacle

Democratic groups and voters made good Friday on their threat to sue state and Maricopa County officials for alleged civil rights violations in the March 22 presidential preference election that saw hours-long waits, among other problems at the polls.... Read more»1

Supreme Court hears DACA case affecting 137K Arizonans

When the Supreme Court on Monday hears a Texas challenge to the Obama administration’s deferred deportation programs, the fates of 137,000 people in Arizona – and millions in the U.S. – will be riding on the outcome.... Read more»

Monday deadline to register to vote in May school funding election

It might seem like we just had an election, but it's time for another: the deadline to register to vote in the May 17 election on the controversial Proposition 123 school-funding shift is Monday. A pension proposition will also be on the ballot.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Pay tribute to Gowan's water entitlements

Let's talk water rights and water entitlement. Few cases better illustrate how the Legislature has looked out for the "little guy" over the last quarter-century. Water security is key to the future of Sierra Vista — not to mention Ft. Huachuca — but Tribute's developers see it as a just bump on their road to fortune.... Read more»1

Goldwater launches suit vs. Pima County balloon deal; officials mum

A rightwing lobbying group has sued Pima County over its backing of the high-altitude technology firm World View. Although officials had blasted back a week before when the Goldwater Institute floated the prospect of suing, the county maintained radio silence after the filing.... Read more»

Factcheck: Did Obama cut VA to fund Syrian refugees?

Did President Obama cut benefits for veterans by $2.6 billion to give the money to Syrian refugees? No. The Department of Veterans Affairs transferred funds to close a $2.6 billion gap in a health care program. The transfer is unrelated to Syrian refugee aid.... Read more»

Capitol roundup: KidsCare, reporters return, bill updates

Legislators still have not presented their response to the budget. Instead the major news at the Capitol this week revolved around the House of Representatives temporarily suspending new security protocols that barred reporters from the floor.... Read more»

Senate subpoenas EPA chief over Animas River spill

A Senate committee issued a subpoena Wednesday demanding that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy or an assistant administrator appear at an April 22 hearing in Phoenix on the Gold King Mine spill.... Read more»

Factchecking the 9th Democratic debate

Clinton and Sanders sparred over the minimum wage, campaign contributions, guns and more. ... Read more»

FDA allowing folic acid in masa could cut Latino birth defects

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration announced that manufacturers can start adding folic acid to masa de maiz beginning Friday, a move long pursued by advocates who say it will curb birth defects in the Hispanic community.... Read more»

Az official tells Congress new ozone rules penalize rural areas

The director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality told lawmakers Thursday that new air-quality standards will burden rural communities, like many in Arizona, by holding “rural counties accountable for pollution they did not create.”... Read more»

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